Still no consensus in sight on EU climate plans

EU environment ministers meeting in Luxembourg begin scrutinising detail of proposals to achieve 2020 objectives

EU environment ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday began scrutinising the details of plans to reduce the bloc's greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2020 but no consensus on key issues seemed in sight.

The ministers held in-depth discussions on how to identify and protect industrial sectors at risk of carbon leakage under plans to revise Europe's emission trading scheme (ETS), and how a "solidarity mechanism" recognising challenges faced by eastern European countries should be set up.

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